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Silly Superstitions to Add a Little Fun to Your Day

Silly Superstitions to Add a Little Fun to Your Day

Whether or not you are superstitious yourself, you and your kiddos can probably name a few common superstitions. Beware of black cats…

Family Friend Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday can be a fun new tradition for your…

Top Benefits of Taking a Pottery Class for Children

The cute turtle your child painted purple in pottery class…

Beginning Competitive Swimming

Your child has incredible potential if they follow their heart…

Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

Getting Started Playing Tennis

Getting Started Playing Tennis

Equipment/Clothing Required Clothing: Comfort is the main concern when selecting what to wear. Any sports clothes will work as long as you…

17 Tips to See if Basketball is for Your Child

About 8 years ago my world changed as we entered…

Indoor Gardening With Kids

It may be the end of January but the sun…

Turning Kids Into Gardeners With Their First Private Plot

Springtime for gardeners is an exciting time, with seed catalogs…

Parenting Resources

Is Your Kid Addicted to Minecraft? Here’s Why You Should Learn to Play Too

Is Your Kid Addicted to Minecraft? Here’s Why You Should Learn to Play Too

My 12 year old son loves Minecraft and plays almost every day online either solo or with friends. And when he’s not…

How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew

How to Teach Your Child to Hand Sew Sewing seems…

Teaching Your Child to Read

Teaching Your Child to Read Teaching your child to read…

Marin kids get coding, making and inventing

It’s long been known that kids learn best when they…

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Making Your Own Music

Making Your Own Music

Brief History of Music Music may very well have existed even before man. The first musical instrument was likely to have been…

How to Find the Perfect Nanny

Finding the perfect nanny for your family can be a…

5 Cookie Recipes to Make With Kids

Letting kids help out in the kitchen is the first…

Choosing Figure Skating as a Sport

The days of tot classes are now far behind you,…

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8 Unique iPad Apps for Girls

Are your daughters obsessed with their iPads? My daughter sure is, which makes it important to choose the right apps. From art to fashion to learning to singing, the app world is a wonderful place to expose children to all kinds of skills and hobbies.…

Traveling to Japan With Kids

Over spring break last year I took my nine-year-old daughter, along with my friend and her daughter, to Japan. This wasn’t the easiest decision; it’s a fourteen hour flight and a lot of moving around the country! My friend had lived in Japan before and…

2 Unique Same Day Holiday Activities to Make With Your Kids

Pine Cone Ornaments 6 Pine cones from your yard 1 Silver acrylic paint from your local craft store 1 paint brush 1 ½ inch wide silver ribbon 1 rounded silver string Clean your pine cones of debris and lightly wash off dirt. Leave out to…

Our Parent Hero Story

My name is Elaine, and like many of you, I’m a busy mom.  In addition to being a mom, I’m an attorney and start-up entrepreneur, so I’m always on the look out for great time-saving strategies! Speaking of time – once upon a time, I…

Boredom Busters: 18 Free Summer Activities for Kids

What’s the most annoying sound a parent can hear? I’ve got quite a list, including the toy that plays Old McDonald on repeat. But near the top of my list is the sound of a bored young child. It sounds something like this: mummmmmaaaaayyyyyy and…

How to Score Some “Me Time” this Summer

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant freedom—free from the cruel grips of long division, free to sleep in until the early afternoon, and free to spend every waking hour splashing in the ice cold pool with friends? Fast forward 20 something years…

10 Board Games for the Family

Board games are a family time classic. They a perfect for bringing the family together during a game night or entertaining the children on a rainy day. There’s no shortage of games out there but when playing with children, it can be difficult to decide…

Pantry Art

Looking for a rainy day or evening activity for your preschooler or kindergartener? We have a few ideas that will tap into your child’s inner artist, and that will work on fine motor skills. Even better, we made sure that each of these activities can…

Crafty Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originated in the Middle Ages and was named after Saint Valentine. There are varying opinions about the origins of Valentine’s Day (there were actually three saints named Valentine). But, today we have come to recognize February 14th as a day of love and…

Snow Day Snowmen for the Kids

With the temperatures still dropping and the snowstorms only just beginning, you and the kids are probably going to be spending some more quality bonding time inside. Instead of panicking when you see the school closures banner at the bottom of your TV, celebrate the…

Kitchen Science: Easy and Fun Experiments Straight from the Cupboard

You don’t need spendy science kits to have fun with your kids and teach them (or learn with them) about science at home. Never fear – you don’t need special tools or any deep knowledge of chemistry to take on these projects. Your kids will…